The management of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in premenopausal women has been debated clinical extensively. Recommendations for the culture colony count growth have varied and been reported as needing10(3), 10(5) and 10(10) depending on the study. Some experts recommend treating based on symptom report, others require the presence of leucocytes on urinalysis. Treatment recommendations vary from a single dose therapy, 3 day therapy, 5 day therapy, 7 day therapy and even 10 day therapy.
Identify the clinical protocol that is used by your preceptor in your clinical practicum for the diagnosis and management of UTIs.
Analyze the clinical protocol using evidence. How does the protocol follow or not follow the current evidence.